Monday, 1 April 2019

Internet Genealogy April/May 2019

Are you looking for the latest articles by Else Churchill, Elizabeth Shown Mills and CeCe Moore? The new issue of Internet Genealogy, from Ajax, Ontario based Moreshead Magazines is out and inside you'll find ... none of these. Check the date on this post.

You will find three articles from Tony Bandy and two each from Christine Woodcock, Diane L. Richard and Sue Lisk.

Christine Woodcock's cover-featured article Online Scottish Records: Where to Find More! uses the headings: location (national and local), occupations (check out the University of Glasgow), miscellaneous records, emigration/immigration, and newspapers. Her second article University of Glasgow's Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic looks at an initiative to transform living memories into a recorded audio archive

Sue Lisk confronts the perennial problem of locating ancestors who appear to have dropped off the genealogy radar in Discoveries Between the Cracks. Her suggested resources include newspapers and city directories which are increasingly viable when full-text searchable. Her second article, Ancestral Ferry Tales suggests ferries shouldn't be overlooked in examining an ancestor's life. Think back on ferries you may have been on; it may bring to mind episodes or travels in your life pushed way to the back of your mind. If your ancestor lived near a ferry they likely used it from time to time, and may even have worked on one as did Sue's ancestor crisscrossing the Ottawa River.

In Missing Archival Documents and Artifacts Diane L. Richard tackles the problem of locating and retrieving lost documents; while her two-page Net Notes Extra section lists several UK and Canadian resources already mentioned on this blog and, in a long list for the US the JSTOR Text Analyzer. It's in BETA — at this stage, the results for my tests weren't at all useful.

Tony Bandy reviews Photopea, a free browser-based online image editor. Testing it on two Canadian image samples impressed him. There's a more advanced subscription version. His second article reviews Heredis 2019, the latest version of this genealogy database software developed in France. Needs vary and Tony recommends downloading the demo version if you're unhappy with the software you're using. His third article was a bit of a surprise. Your Canadian Ancestors and the Great War is not a topic I would naturally associate with Tony. His conclusion — "Library and Archives Canada has done a great job bringing these records online and everything is easy to search, use and extract data from."

In his regular Back Page column, Dave Obee comments on facing up to the onslaught of hits from digitized newspapers and DNA matches.

For a full table of contents click on the cover image at https://internet-genealogy.com/

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